This activity allows students to reason about ratio tables, which helps their understanding of what a ratio describes in a context and what quantities in equivalent ratios have in common.
About the Lesson
This TI-Nspire™ lesson focuses on the relationship between the unit rate or slope of a line and the equation. The graph of a proportional relationship passes through the origin, and as a consequence, the graph is completely determined by one point, often the point representing the unit rate, (1, ).
Prior to working on this lesson, students should understand:
- the members of any set of equivalent ratios have the same unit rate;
- the unit rate is a measure of the steepness of the slope;
- the constant of proportionality, k, is the unit rate or the slope of a line through the origin.
This is Lesson 11 out of 15 in the Building Concepts in Mathematics: Ratios and Proportional Relationships Series